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tool kit for trip?

Postby hubbyak » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:26 pm



all you that have years of riding under your belt please let me know you think are the important tools I should bring when going on long trips.

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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby redial » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:28 pm

Have a look at the topic of "What's in your saddlebags?" The subject is covered pretty well, there including a couple of rocks to add to the windscreen design of 'naughty' cars.
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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby tom84std » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:52 pm

redial, I've found old used spark plugs seem to work well for this purpose.

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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby tom84std » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Hubbyak to be fair, you asked a good question. I've taken long trips and needed no tools whatsoever. I've also needed a complete set on other trips. I generally size the number of tools to the room I have to carry them. Wrenches and 1/4" drive sockets: 8, 10, 12, 13 and 14mm. At least an 8" adjustable wrench but 12" is better if you have room. Channellock pliers and standard slip joint pliers. #2 Phillips and 1/4", 3/8" slotted screwdrivers. If room is short, those multi-point screwdrivers will do. I always bring a test lamp, roll of electrical tape and a length of 16 or 18 ga wire. My old pocket knife. A set of metric allen wrenches. Don't forget the flashlight, fuses and bulbs. Forget a tool box. Wrap them in a towel or two. Someone help me here with whatever I'm forgetting....


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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:50 pm

When we go on a trip there isn't a whole lot of room left for any extra tools. I take a small tackle box with some items but for the rest I rely on::





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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:20 am

03 1800, you won't need any tools..Check the oil and ride..

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Re: tool kit for trip?

Postby bjatwood » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:15 pm

littlebeaver wrote:03 1800, you won't need any tools..Check the oil and ride..

+ the 1800's have a tool kit also don't they?




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